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QR Codes On Coins - Jun 2011

The Dutch Mint has announced that it will be adding QR Codes to its currency. 2 new coins will be released and the Royal Dutch Mint promises a surprise. It's thought that the QR Codes will take users to the Royal Mints home page.

Dutch Mint Coin

This is the first instance of QR Codes being used on currency but could it be a sign of things to come and could other countries adopt a similar approach? This is the Royal Dutch Mints 100th birthday so could just be a one off. Interesting approach all the same.

The mint is thought to be releasing a limited run of these coins in both gold (costing 10 Euros) and Silver (costing 5 Euros)


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